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1010 Common Street, Suite 1950
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 504-799-4200
Fax: 504-799-4211
E-Mail: kob@obryonlaw.com
www.obryonlaw.com
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  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Workers' Compensation
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About Us
O'Bryon & Schnabel's broad-based experience offers a combination of big firm experience and small firm service. Our attention to detail promotes cost-effective solutions tailored to individual client needs. Our litigation experience serves clients in federal and state courts throughout Louisiana.

As litigators, O'Bryon & Schnabel knows what it takes to win, but we also know the importance of finding practical and affordable solutions. Our extensive experience at all levels of the state and federal court systems across Louisiana, as well as our considerable involvement within the local bar, often inures to our clients’ benefit. Since its formation, OB&S lawyers have assisted a wide variety of clients with regard to myriad issues. Clients include national and international corporations, contractors, architects and engineers, employers, manufacturers, professional firms, insurance companies, trucking and transportation companies and technology firms, all of whom enjoy our unique brand of representation, tailored to their specific needs.
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Insurance Clients
Century Surety CompanyCNA Global Specialty Lines
Commercial Casualty Insurance CompanyCOUNTRY Mutual Insurance Company
Evanston Insurance CompanyGEICO
Louisiana Restaurant Association Self Insurer's FundMarkel Underwriting Managers, Inc.
Metropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance CompanyMt. Morris Mutual Insurance Company
Nationwide InsuranceRiverStone Claims Management, LLC
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.TRISTAR Risk Management
Wausau Insurance CompaniesWestport Insurance Corporation
Zurich North America
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Kevin O'Bryon
New Orleans, LA
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Kevin O’Bryon is a seasoned litigator whose success has been recognized both by Super Lawyers and an AV rating in Martindale. He advises corporate and insurance clients on business and litigation matters. A past president of the New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel, he is a frequent lecturer on insurance coverage, professional malpractice, and toxic tort issues. He is the chair of the LSBA Legal Malpractice Insurance Committee.
Education:
  • Tulane University, B.S., 1977
  • Tulane University, J.D., 1981
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Marta-Ann Schnabel
New Orleans, LA
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
Marta-Ann Schnabel is a Past President of both the New Orleans Bar Association and the Louisiana State Bar Association. She is a Past-President of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. She has been recognized by Super Lawyers as one of Louisiana’s Top 25 Women Litigators.
Memberships:
  • American, Louisiana State (Past President) and New Orleans (Past President) Bar Associations
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel (Past-President)
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation
  • New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland, B.A. (with honors), 1978
  • Loyola University College of Law, J.D., 1981
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Kathleen E. Simon
New Orleans, LA
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1986
Kathleen E. Simon is a seasoned litigator. She advises corporate and insurance clients on business and litigation matters. She is on Board of Directors of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. Annually, she oversees LADC's Boot Camp teaching young lawyers deposition and trial skills. In addition, she has expanded her practice of alternative dispute resolution as a mediator.
Memberships:
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • CLM
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel (Board of Directors)
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Newcomb College, Tulane University, B.A., 1983
  • Loyola University School of Law, J.D., 1986
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Jean MelanconSherry A. Watters
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Laura A. LeggetteJanell M. McFarland-Forges

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